Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

The BC SPCA has been protecting and caring for animals for over 120 years and we aim to share this knowledge and experience with other professionals to improve the lives of animals.

On this page, you will find evidence-based resources on animal care and management for animal sheltering organizations, municipalities, teachers and other professionals.

Veterinary resources

The BC SPCA relies on an extensive network of private veterinary clinics and hospitals to assist us in our life-saving work. These veterinarians, technicians and veterinary assistants offer all kinds of help, such as discounts for services for shelter animals, offer a free veterinary check for newly adopted animals, and providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for people in need of assistance. They also volunteer at free-roaming cat spay/neuter clinics and host fundraisers and microchip clinics. Veterinary clinics are, in short, our lifeline.

Model Animal Responsibility Bylaw

The BC SPCA has developed a set of Model Animal Responsibility Bylaws to help municipal governments address community animal control and welfare issues such as dangerous dogs, exotic species control, licensing of breeders and pet stores, and pet overpopulation.

Outreach programs

The role of BC SPCA Community Outreach Ambassador is critical to the promotion of BC SPCA advocacy initiatives and services in the local community. Acting as a voice for the needs of the animals in the community, our ambassadors exercise leadership in the protection and promotion of animal welfare by demonstrating compassion, wisdom, and advocacy. As a strategic partner, volunteers engaged in this role will connect directly with members of the local community in the pursuit of increasing community awareness regarding the mission, initiatives, and presence of the BC SPCA.

The Violence Link

Learn about the Violence Link—the connection between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence.



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